Stockholm, as many capital, owns his specificities about food and cafe. However, definitley Stockholm is a great place to stay in cafe. First because of his location. In fact during many months of the winter the weather is cold and the days are short. So inhabitants need to find cozy places to stay oudside of their home. Second because of their culture of the cafe, call ‘fika’. This word can be translated by a break to drink a coffee and to eat a cake. But it is also more. It is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. The inhabitants consider that it is almost essential to make time for this every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee and a little something to eat, or simple to take a rest quietly alone.
So in the city you will see plenty of cafe in every corner on the streets. The quality of the cafes is that it is generally very confortable.
In many locations you will have the possibility to sit on a sofa. Sometimes the half of the cafe is covered by sofa, mixed with chairs and small table. Also it is possible to eat for the lunch. Each establishment propose a range of sandwiches and pastries inside. Added to the traditionnals coffee, tea and other hot chocolate.
You will find the wifi in almost all this big chain of café.
However those etablishments are also expensive, maybe not for Swedish people, but you can consider to pay almost 10 euros just to drink a coffee and to eat a pastrie.
It is one of the main chain that you will find everywhere in Stockholm and in the nordic Countries. At Espresso House, gourmet coffee is made from beans specially selected from plantations in Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Tanzania. The cafe has a typical style, surrounded by furnitures made of wood, in a typical sandinavian design.
Here a large choice of cakes, sandwiches, pastries, drinks.
It is great for a quick and perfect meal to relax. Free wifi available.
Wayne’s coffee is the other big chain that you will find everywhere in the capital, and also at Arlanda airport.
The chain’s particular focus on quality ingredients and authentic cooking was there from the start. All salads, sandwiches and wraps are prepared directly in the cafe. There, you will find cold drinks such as frappuccino, iced teas and smoothies. And if you are hungry, sandwiches, muffins and buns. To finish, also fruit salad, yoghurt with granola and other healthy items are also available. Brief, classical in Stockholm but just unavoidable.
Free wifi available.
Starbucks is an american chain, extended all over the world. And we can see numerous in Stockholm, and a nice in Arlanda airport.
The chain is well-known for its extra-large American muffins and cookies but also has a fine range of light refreshments available such as cold and grilled sandwiches, yoghurt and salads.
Starbucks is the first roaster and retailer of speciality coffee in the world.
Free wifi available.